University of Illinois Archives

The University of Illinois Archives to date has two full and two partial African American collections, and one full and two partial LGBTQ collections categorized as student activism and social justice. All images are courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives.

African American Collections

Black Students for Revolution Records (Partial African American)
"Records of Black Students for Revolution including born-digital photographs, videos, flyers, newspaper articles, and social media records related to activities and protests on topics of racism, tuition costs, income inequality, sexual assault, all-gender housing, and representation of minority students." - University of Illinois Archives
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Black Student Association Publications
Black Student Association Publications, including Drums and The Black Rap, Yombo and Irepodun yearbook published by the Black Student Association."It contains feature articles, editorials, poetry, book reviews, cartoons, photographs, announcements and advertisements about the University, Champaign-Urbana, police, racism, Black events, education. - University of Illinois Archives
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Chronology of Campus Protests
Chronology of Campus Protests contains a 10 page anonymous typescript held by the Library bookstacks and listing campus and community events from 1948 through 1972 relating to free speech, political protests, civil rights and anti Vietnam war demonstrations, and community, union, and voting initiatives. - University of Illinois Archives
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Being Black at Illinois Records
The records of Being Black At Illinois, a social action group meant to raise awareness of racial and political issues at the University including photographs and videos from #BlackLivesMatter Ferguson march, die-in, and #BeingBlackatIllinois campus protest.
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LGBTQ Collections

Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES) Records
"Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES) Records include CUTES constitution, meeting notices, flyers and notes from the Trans* Day of Remembrance, and Quad Day materials." - University of Illinois Archives
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Womens Student Union Records
"Women's Student Union Records include minutes, newsletters, and program materials; subject files concerning women's issues, including rape, equal rights amendment, family planning, sexual harassment and feminism. National Women's Music Festival (1976-80) & Women's Film festival (1981, 1984); the Commmittee on Women's Concerns (1979-80); and publications of national feminist and political action groups." - University of Illinois Archives
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Black Students For Revolution Records (Partial LGBTQ)
Records of Black Students for Revolution including born-digital photographs, videos, flyers, newspaper articles, and social media records related to activities and protests on topics of racism, tuition costs, income inequality, sexual assault, all-gender housing, and representation of minority students.
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